Grizzlies Sign Jarnell Stokes

  Is Jarnell Stokes the next Zach Randolph? His rebounding numbers are promising . . . It’s official: The Grizzlies have signed Jarnell Stokes to a multiyear deal estimated at about $2.5 million over three years, with the third year being a team option. From the Grizzlies Media relations office: Stokes (6-9, 263) was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (35th overall...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies sign second-round pick Stokes

The Grizzlies signed second-round pick Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract Monday. Stokes, who was selected by the Jazz with the 35th overall pick out of Tennessee, was traded to Memphis on draft night for a 2016 second-round pick. In three years with the Volunteers, Stokes averaged 13 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.08 blocks on .530 shooting in 29.7 minutes in 87 games. Stokes left...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuonzo Martin Talks 2014 Second-Round Picks Jarnell Stokes, Jordan McRae

The former University of Tennessee head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin (now Cal’s lead man) discusses the two standouts from his Sweet 16 Volunteers squad. First, junior power forward Jarnell Stokes was snatched in the early second round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Although originally taken by the Utah Jazz with the No. 35 pick, he was quickly aquired by his hometown Memphis Grizzlies...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Report Card: Southwest Division

With the 2014 NBA Draft officially over, let’s look at how the teams in the Southwest Division performed this evening. New Orleans Pelicans PICKS – None ANALYSIS – None, since the Pelicans didn’t have any selections in this year’s draft. GRADE – INCOMPLETE   Dallas Mavericks PICKS - None ANALYSIS - None, since the Mavericks didn’t have any selections in this year’s...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies bypass big names for Adams, keep Stokes at home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jordan Adams drew crickets. Jarnell Stokes stoked a fan base. The Memphis Grizzlies took UCLA sophomore Adams with their No. 22 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a pick questionable to some, but maybe not as questionable to those who look at his strengths -- and analytics -- that look like a good fit for Memphis' needs. Stokes stays home thanks a second-round trade...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft: 2nd Round, Picks 35-38

Photo Credit: Abel Cheung via http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Houston_Rockets_and_Utah_Jazz.jpg   35. Utah Jazz: Jarnell Stokes, PF, 6-9  Tennessee Big bodied player, 262 pounds.  A pure power forward and should fit right into the Jazz system.   36. Milwaukee Bucks: Johnny O’Bryant, PF, 6-9 LSU Inside the paint, power forward.  Does a lot of his damage close to the...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Nation Feature: The Miami Heat’s Potential NBA Draft Picks

While speculation has been running rapid in regards to the Miami Heat’s “Big Three” and their pending decision to test free agency, the NBA Draft is Thursday and there is a pool of talented young players that could make an immediate impact on the teams that make their childhood dream a reality. Rumors from “trusted sources” have confirmed that Miami is targeting a point...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

My conversation at SLAM with Jarnell Stokes

Jarnell Stokes is the best overall rebounder in the 2014 NBA Draft. He’s a 6-8 power forward who prides himself on playing a physical brand of basketball that’s both punishing and effective. If he is available at pick 33 on June 26, that would be a steal for the Cleveland Cavaliers. But I highly doubt he’ll still be on the board by then and most draft experts agree. As a junior...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s Next For The Heat And Spurs?

It’s sad to say, but the NBA season is officially over. Instead of trashing LeBron or drooling over the Spurs, it’s time to start looking towards next season. So, what’s next for the NBA champs and the Big 3? Let’s take a look. The Draft The Spurs possess the 30th pick in the NBA Draft. As of now, CBS’ mock draft is predicting that the Spurs will select Jarnell Stokes...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee's Stokes hoping to land with hometown Grizzlies in draft

MEMPHIS -- Jarnell Stokes makes no bones about it. He'd love to stay home and play for his favorite team. His trips around Memphis would now include his seat belt, and his FedExForum seat would be a big upgrade. "I grew up watching them. I was a season-ticket holder in the nose bleed just three years ago," Stokes, the former Tennessee forward, said following a pre-draft workout with...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Day Seven Of Suns Pre-Draft Workouts

  The Phoenix Suns got back to working out second round talent on day seven of pre-draft workouts. The first week was all players projected to be taken in round two brought in to work out. The first two days of the second week they worked out some bigger names that could very well be lottery picks or even a few that will go in the top ten of the draft on June 26. Kansas power forward...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Rodney Hood, Chane Behanan & Jarnell Stokes Invited for Workouts

The Philadelphia 76ers have two lottery picks in the NBA Draft, and have scheduled workouts with three prospects for this weekend. Chane Behanan will workout for the team Saturday and Rodney Hood and Jarnell Stokes will workout for the team on Sunday. Hood is the best prospect of the trio. The 6-foot-8 small forward projects as a mid to late first round pick. He’s got a nice shooting...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tariq Owens Commits To Tennessee

Tariq Owens has committed to Tennessee as a member of the 2014 incoming class. The 6-foot-9 power forward had previously signed with Ohio before head coach Jim Christian left for the Boston College job. Owens selected the Volunteers over Temple and UT-Martin. Owens is rated as a three-star recruit and should have a chance to contribute immediately due to the losses of Jarnell Stokes...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Tennessee basketball hires Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall

In an impromptu press conference called last week to announce former Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin was taking the California-Berkley job, athletic director Dave Hart admitted that the Volunteers were late in the hiring process. With the Final Four already passed and the signing period closing fast, time was of the essence. "We will move as quickly as we can, as quickly...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: Gonzo Cuonzo

Just two weeks after turning down the Marquette job, the Tennessee athletics department announced Tuesday that third-year head coach Cuonzo Martin has left the Tennessee basketball team to take the same job at California-Berkley. This comes after Martin’s most successful season not only with the Vols, but as a head coach in general as he led the team to his first Sweet 16, and...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to take job at Cal

After leading the Tennessee Volunteers' program to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 for the first time since 2010, coach Cuonzo Martin is heading west. Martin has accepted the head coaching position at California, according to multiple media outlets. Athletic director Dave Hart is holding a press conference at Thompson-Boling Arena this afternoon and is expected to make the announcement...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: Goodbye Stokes

On Friday afternoon Jarnell Stokes confirmed what most believed he would do upon the completion of Tennessee’s basketball season, and declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Stokes will depart from the Vols after his most successful season in his three year, technically two-and-a-half year, career with Tennessee, after averaging nearly 15 points and 10 rebounds this season. The 6-foot...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee's Jarnell Stokes skipping senior year to enter NBA draft

Jarnell Stokes is bypassing his senior season at Tennessee to enter the NBA draft.
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee's Jarnell Stokes to enter NBA draft

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jarnell Stokes has decided to bypass his senior season at Tennessee to enter the NBA draft.
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarnell Stokes Declares For NBA Draft

Jarnell Stokes will forego his senior season at Tennessee and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Stokes was a first-team All-SEC selection as a junior this year. He owns or shares 10 Tennessee statistical records. "I have made the decision to forgo my senior season and enter the NBA draft," Stokes said in a statement Friday. "I will always be a Vol for Life."
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: Bye Bye Cuonzo?

The Tennessee Vols’ season came to an abrupt end on Friday night when they lost a heart breaker to Michigan in the Sweet 16. Most thought the biggest question facing the Vols’ offseason was if junior forward Jarnell Stokes would return for his senior season. However, the Vols may have to replace much more than a powerful post player in their rotation. Just a day removed from...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Jordan Morgan Did Not Agree With Deciding Charge Call In Wisconsin-Arizona Game

For whatever reason, this college basketball season seems like it’s been defined by the always-controversial charge/block call. In last night’s Michigan vs. Tennessee Sweet 16 matchup, Wolverines forward Jordan Morgan took a charge from Vols forward Jarnell Stokes in the game’s final moments, essentially securing the victory for his team. While that call has been heavily debated...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive foul on Arizona a familiar sight

INDIANAPOLIS -- Did the offensive foul in the final seconds of overtime in the Wisconsin-Arizona game look familiar? To at least a couple fan bases, it probably did. It certainly did to one of the NCAA tournament's most valuable players. Just seconds after Arizona's Nick Johnson was called for charging with 3.2 seconds left in overtime of the West Regional final and his team down...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michan Beats Tennessee in Sweet 16 after Jordan Morgan Draws Charge

Tennessee battled back from as many as 15-points down in the second half to having a chance to take the lead over Michigan in the final seconds of their Sweet 16 game with Michigan. However on the final possession, the Vols’ Jarnell Stokes, who finished with 11 points on the night, drove hard to his right and was called for the charge, giving the ball back to the Wolverines and...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Midwest Region: Poor late-game officiating stains great finish in Indianapolis

It wouldn’t be the NCAA Tournament without a game coming down to a questionable block/charge call. Tennessee was inbounding from the baseline with 10.8 seconds left, trailing 72-71. The Volunteers, who had erased a 15-point deficit in the final 10:32 of the second half, had just forced a turnover to earn a chance to complete their comeback. Their backcourt pressure forced Michigan...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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